Category Archives: Guest Post

DIY Home Décor for your Tiny House

Yep! That’s a tiny house made out of pallets! Fans of tiny home living need no convincing: one of the main goals of living in a tiny house is to live as inexpensively as possible! So when you consider the potential expense of a non-essential like home décor (that provides no “real” benefit since you […]

3 Benefits of Roundwood Timber Framing

As if it really needed specific mention, wood is a truly precious building resource. Finding new ways to preserve this resource, to be frugal with its use, but to still take advantage of the excellent properties of wood in our home building is a great concern. The use of timbers in building has a long […]

Light Box Walls for Your Tiny House, and a North Carolina Workshop

The following is a guest post by: Derek “Deek” Diedricksen Hey all, I just wanted to share with you a few photos of a translucent wall I built in a three-season tiny cabin on wheels, that I’ve dubbed “The Light Box”, for obvious reason. By doubling a layer of this white Tuftex roofing, and leaving an air […]

Free Small House Plans: Timber Frame & Straw Bale House

Guest post by Brian Liloia, a.k.a. Ziggy In 2009, I moved into my newly completed cob house here at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. My dream had come true — I was living in a house that I built with my own hands! Since then, however, it has become clear that there is a lot of room for […]

TenYurt – A Simple DIY Prefab Shelter

The following is a guest post by Malcolm White on a new prefab ebook he’s authored. For a long time now I have been interested in almost everything related to residential design and construction. If you looked at the bookmarks in my Internet browser you would find that category to have the most pointers by […]

Tiny: The Documentary about Living Small

The following is a guest post from Speak.Thunder Films How It All Began When Christopher decided to buy a desolate piece of land in the Colorado mountains, he was hesitant to tell me at first. It was a frigid day last February. I had sent him a short text message from work, “What are you […]

Rich’s Portable Cabins

I connected with a tiny house builder from Oregon this past week. Rich builds some very nice portable cabins in both trailerable and park model size; but our conversation began with the news that he’s building a tiny house community in North Powder, Oregon designed for the type of homes he builds. My understanding is […]

10 Steps to Creating a Cozy Cabin – by Decorator in a Box

This is a guest post by interior designer Annie Pauza. Growing up in Minnesota I have always dreamed of having a cozy cabin someday. Every summer my family would drive from Minneapolis and visit my Grandmother at a small cabin up north. Square footage was not important to us in order to have fun. We would […]

Sawtooth Saltbox

The following is a guest post and house design from one of my regular readers, Craig Moorhouse. As you can see the design isn’t exactly tiny but contains so many great ideas and detail I asked Craig if for permission to share it with you. Thanks again Craig! I sent a handful of Google SketchUp […]

Shedding Identities

You might remember the story I posted a few weeks ago about a tiny house built on a rock, which was sent to me by one of my readers, Mark Rogers. Mark just sent me another story of a tiny house in the Catskills. The following is a guest post by Mark M. Rogers I […]

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